July 25, 2014

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Updated: Browns rookie Joe Haden agrees to deal, with $26M guaranteed

BEREA — Rookie cornerback Joe Haden agreed to a five-year contract Saturday afternoon, agent Malik Shareef confirmed. Shareef said Haden hopes to have the deal signed in the next couple of hours, which would allow him to join the team for the evening practice. Haden missed a week of rookie sessions and the first full-squad Read More…

Browns RB Montario Hardesty out, will miss weeks

BEREA — Rookie running back Montario Hardesty, a second-round pick expected to compete for a starting job, didn’t practice Saturday morning as the Browns opened training camp. He twisted his knee during rookie practices earlier in the week and will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. “He twisted his knee in a drill the Read More…

Joe Haden absent at start of Browns camp

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden, the No. 7 overall pick, wasn’t on hand Saturday morning when the Browns began training camp. Haden is the team’s only rookie unsigned. Haden flew into Cleveland on Thursday, according to his Twitter account, so he could join practice soon after he signs. That could mean the second practice Saturday Read More…

Indians 3, Rays 1: Tribe keeps Tampa down in rain-shortened win

CLEVELAND – The streak survives. With a rain-shortened 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the series opener Friday night at Progressive Field, the Indians beat the Rays for the 18th consecutive time at home. The last time Tampa won on Cleveland’s turf was Sept. 28, 2005. Since then, the Indians have swept four straight series Read More…

Indians 7, Tigers 2: Tribe completes sweep of Tigers

Jeanmar Gomez allowed just two unearned runs in seven innings of his major league debut Sunday to help the Indians past the Tigers, 7-2, at Progressive Field.  Vermilion native Andy Oliver took the loss, allowing five runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings. An inside-the-park home run from Jhonny Peralta in the first inning highlighted Read More…

Indians 4, Tigers 3: Tribe trips Tigers in first game of doubleheader

Fausto Carmona allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings Saturday, helping the Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader at Progressive Field. The Indians trailed 3-0 after one inning, but rallied against Detroit ace Justin Verlander. Chris Perez got his eighth save of the season Read More…

Wood placed on disabled list

CLEVELAND – Closer Kerry Wood was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a blister on his right index finger. Right-hander Jensen Lewis was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to fill Wood’s roster spot. Wood hasn’t pitched since taking the loss last Sunday in Tampa Bay’s 6-5 walk-off win in 10 innings. The right-hander is Read More…

Indians 8, Tigers 2: Tribe opens second half with a victory

CLEVELAND – If the Indians had played like this before the All-Star break, they wouldn’t be in last place in the Central Division and staring up at pretty much every team in the American League with a 35-54 record. Getting quality starting pitching, plenty of offense and another strong performance from its bullpen Friday night, Read More…

Indians 8, Tigers 2: Tribe routs Detroit in series opener

The Indians opened the second half with a victory, routing the Tigers 8-2 Friday night at Progressive Field. Jake Westbrook improved to 6-5 on the season, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings. Cleveland broke the game open with a four-run sixth inning that was capped by a Read More…

Disappointed fans seem to be behaving, police report

CLEVELAND — Police were ready in case LeBron James’ decision led unhappy fans to cause trouble at his Ohio home, but there were no reported problems. A Bath Township police dispatcher said this morning the department was unaware of any incidents outside James’ 35,000 square foot house 20 miles south of Cleveland. Township Police Chief Read More…